The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on Thursday 14th September commemorates the finding of the True Cross by St Helena; and the dedication of churches built on the site of the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Calvary. Continue reading
Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth’s rite of passage? All the young boys go through this trial as a rite of passage to manhood.
In the afternoon of the day of the trial, the boy’s father takes him deep into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. The boy is required to sit on a tree stump throughout whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He must not cry out for help. Once he survives the night, he is a man. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience because each boy must come into manhood on his own. Continue reading
For various reasons people think they could not embark on a walking pilgrimage such as the Camino de Santiago. Before heading back to complete his own camino Tim reflected on some of the people he had met while on pilgrimage previously in Spain. Continue reading
Tim, from St Joseph’s, is walking to Santiago in Spain, carrying prayers and prayer intentions from people in the parish to pray on his journey. These will be left with the chaplaincy in Santiago and offered daily until the end of November. Read more here:
2016 Tim On The Camino Primitivo (214.2 KiB)
At the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica. The Holy Doors in Cathedrals and designated churches throughout the world opened to pilgrims. Read here to find out about a pilgrimage route to Santiago in Spain.
2016 The Way Is The Goal (301.4 KiB)
This day in the Church’s year is dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life. The Church teaches that life should be protected and nurtured from conception to natural death. “How great a lie …to make people think that lives affected by grave illness are not worth living!” – Pope Francis Continue reading